Flats Fishing Guide

Boca Grande Causeway
Placida FL, United States

Flats Fishing Guide offers exciting fishing adventures out of Placida, Florida. The charters are run and operated by Captain Herman, who is an experienced and knowledgeable guide. The Captain will work hard to provide the best time on the water to all of his guests and friends. With the attention to details and a “never give up” attitude, Flats Fishing Guide makes each trip a fun and action-packed experience.

Enjoy your trip with Flats Fishing Guide aboard a 20-foot center console, which comes powered by a 200 HP Evinrude E-TEC engine. The boat can comfortably take up to four anglers and is rigged with navigational electronics, which include a Lowrance GPS and a fish finder with a 7’’ touch screen. A live bait tank and a cooler are fitted on board this fishing machine.

A typical day with Flats Fishing Guide starts with the Captain catching bait and meeting you at the boat ramp or picking you up early in the morning and going out for bait. Captain Herman fishes out of Placida, Boca Grande, Charlotte County, Charlotte Harbor, and Punta Gorda. Flats Fishing Guide offers a wide range of services from flats and backcountry fishing to the nearshore wrecks and light tackle sport fishing. Depending on the season and what’s biting, your targeted species will include Redfish, Tarpon, Tripletail, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Grouper, Cobia, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and various Sharks.

A trip with Flats Fishing Guide comes inclusive with the licenses for you and your group, as well as all the necessary equipment to put your catch together. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. If you want, you can feel free to bring your own food and drinks with you, along with a hat, sunglasses, appropriate clothes, a non-spray sunscreen, and a camera.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Flats/Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an 8-hour flats fishing trip that starts at pick up time or after I have caught bait. I use live bait or cut bait. You will be fishing for Tarpon, Snapper, Grouper, and many more species depending on what's biting.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Flats/Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The six-hour trip starts at pick up or after I have caught bait. I use live bait or cut bait on my trips. Depart time varies.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Sharks AM or PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 10 Oct
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    This is a 4-hour shark fishing trip that starts at a different time depending on the tides, moon or your schedule. I use live or cut bait. This is an action-packed adrenaline dump. You better have strong arms on this one. Just dig your toenails into the gel coat and hold on.
  • Private trip
    4 hour trip-flats/inshore trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Flats fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Tarpon, Cobia, Sharks, Grouper, and Goliath Grouper. I use live bait for all species. The time starts at pickup at the boat ramp or after I have caught bait.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Young 20 (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude E-TEC engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

About the Captain

Herman Carter
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
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I was raised in a family of hunters and fishermen. I have fished in Miami and central Florida as a little kid and spent my teens hunting and fishing in Alaska. I love to fish the flats and offshore which covers bottom fishing, flats fishing, and pelagic. I just love to fish. I have a "never give up" attitude. I have fished tournaments for 28 years. I fish because it's in my blood.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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I took my 3 kids out with Captain Carter. We had a wonderful time. He helped my 8 year old and was patient with him.  He doesn’t stick around in a spot if your not getting bites. We caught lots of fish. He made sure we got to have a good experience.  You can definately tell he loves what he does. We will remember our trip forever.

Fished June 11, 2018
Herman Carter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 30, 2018

Great day of fishing with several trout over 20” and a 14 lb snook.

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Had a great day on the water with Captain Carter. He is very knowledgeable, and personable. Just a really nice person in general. We highly recommend Flats Fishing Guide. We caughtt lemon shark, spotted trout, mangrove snapper, gag grouper, Crevalle jack, Snook, catfish, lady fish and use it for bait for shark bait. Great day fishing.
                                The Neal Family.

 

Fished April 8, 2018
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Caught some real nice black tip sharks and Captain is great!

Fished March 30, 2018
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